Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts presents two one-act comedies — “The Real Inspector Hound” by Tom Stoppard, and “The Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang — Oct. 19-Nov. 4 at the Red Curtain Arts Center, 9315 State Ave. #J, in Marysville.
"The Real Inspector Hound" follows two theater critics, Birdboot and Moon, who are watching a ludicrous setup of a country house murder mystery in the style of a "whodunit." They become involved in the action, causing a series of events that parallel the play they are watching. This absurdist comedy examines the ideas of fate and free will.
"The Actor's Nightmare" is a comic play that introduces us to George Spelvin, an accountant who is somehow mistaken for an actor's understudy and forced to perform in a play for which he doesn't know any of the lines. The abstract play was inspired by dreams actors often have in which they are about to go onstage and can't remember their lines or rehearsal instructions.
Directed by Joe Goins, the two plays share one cast, which includes Dave Morrison, Morgan Peeler, Jeryn Pasha, Lydia O’Day, Jeannine Early, David Persson, Mike Merz, and Jesse Collins.
Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Red Curtain Arts Center, 9315 State Ave, Suite J, in the Goodwill shopping center, behind the EvCC cosmetology school. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (62+), students and military personnel. Tickets are available online at brownpapertickets.com; at the RCF box office by phone 360-322-7402; or in-person at the arts center Tuesday-Saturday from 2-6 p.m.
For more information, visit www.redcurtainfoundation.org.